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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-27-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By Norton guy
Shim kit preferences

Hotcams seems to be the most popular valve shim kit but Wiseco makes a set also. About the same price, sizes seem the same too, any feedback either way?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1,859
Views: 309,778
Posted By Norton guy
Dayum, they got it just about right didn't they?...

Dayum, they got it just about right didn't they? After the Ogle debacle they got back on the right track in the looks dept.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 122,988
Posted By Norton guy
Finally got this thing running so I figured I...

Finally got this thing running so I figured I better get a video:clap
The Alton Electric Start kit works better than expected, even with an old battery out of the KTM.

It took ages for the oil to...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-17-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,534
Posted By Norton guy
shims

Which hotcams kit works for the 950? I'm thinking I should check mine, not sure if the PO ever did.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 780
Views: 122,988
Posted By Norton guy
Electrickery

Most of my time lately has been taken up with wrestling the snowblower, the banks are getting monstrous around here.

More snow tonight.

Did get a chance to bolt on more bits however. Fettling...
Forum: Vendors 12-19-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 384
Posted By Norton guy
Brooks Leather 10% discount / Free shipping

Brooks Leather Sportswear, made in USA


We are offering a 10% discount plus free shipping to ADV forum members. The coupon code is ADV (go figure).

Brooks has been making leather jackets in...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-16-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 780
Views: 122,988
Posted By Norton guy
More progress

https://commandospecialties.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/img_3424.jpg?w=614
Forum: Old's Cool 11-21-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7,830
Views: 3,645,332
Posted By Norton guy
I saw the builder at mid Ohio a few years ago and...

I saw the builder at mid Ohio a few years ago and traded emails with him for a while. He's a bright and talented guy who was doing this mostly by himself while going to school as I recall. Very...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-21-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 780
Views: 122,988
Posted By Norton guy
Slow progress

I don't seem to get much time to spend on this thing as I would like, but I did address some issues. The rear wheel is now spinning freely (new parts don't always bolt up the way they should), I hung...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-02-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 122,988
Posted By Norton guy
Norton build

https://commandospecialties.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/20141101_151631.jpg?w=921&h=518

Just to get the parts off the bench I threw in the transmission, swingarm etc and hung the fork legs on to...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 780
Views: 122,988
Posted By Norton guy
Norotn project progress

https://commandospecialties.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/20141019_113149.jpg?w=660

https://commandospecialties.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/20141016_183719.jpg?w=614&h=345

Picked up the painted...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 780
Views: 122,988
Posted By Norton guy
Norton project

http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/0/9/6/6/3/5/webimg/788979536_o.jpg



http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/0/9/6/6/3/5/webimg/788979541_o.jpg

...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 89,490
Posted By Norton guy
Wards Riverside 250

Striking a jaunty pose at my first Giro on the Wards / Benelli 250. Competed in 3 more Giros with no major failures. Still running like a champ; not bad for an Evil Bay purchase......
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2,639
Views: 699,214
Posted By Norton guy
Laverda RGA

This was one of those love / hate relationships from the git go.
I suppose the name would be "Raging Bull". It was an RGA with a custom alloy tank and went like the clappers, but what a handful....
Forum: Old's Cool 09-12-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,429
Posted By Norton guy
Wait a minute I have to get a tissue:evil

Wait a minute I have to get a tissue:evil
Forum: Old's Cool 09-11-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,429
Posted By Norton guy
Vf1000r

Does a 1000R count?

It was like riding a 4 burner stove with all the burners on high. Went like a freight train though. :evil

http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/0/9/6/6/3/5/webimg/784633313_o.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,020
Posted By Norton guy
Same here, I thought that Guzzi was a 500. ...

Same here, I thought that Guzzi was a 500.

D'Oh :huh
Forum: Old's Cool 08-04-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 626,391
Posted By Norton guy
WTB Norton Commando Frame

Looking for a Commando frame preferably 1972-1974. Would like one that isn't twisted. Will be blasting and painting it so it doesn't have to be pretty.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-18-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 780
Views: 122,988
Posted By Norton guy
That's what they called a Norton / Matchless ...

That's what they called a Norton / Matchless G15 / N15 Hybrid. when the Matchless company was breathing its last they used leftover Matchless frames with a Norton 750 motor. Depending on where...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 780
Views: 122,988
Posted By Norton guy
Norton pics

I'll play, here's one I built a few years ago. Bought the frame and bits on Evil Bay and made a bike out of it.
Sold it to an artist type in Manhattan with a loft full of collector bikes.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-11-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 150,328
Posted By Norton guy
KTM graphics

I got sick enough of the bubbles that I gave this carbon fiber stuff a try. It looks great and not a bubble in sight after about 3 months. There are channels in the back that must vent the trapped...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-15-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,383
Posted By Norton guy
Eldo

Correct you are my friend, it's actually a '73 but the paperwork erroneously says 74 . It didn't dawn on me until you mentioned it.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,383
Posted By Norton guy
1974 Eldo

Picked up on Craigs List

1974 Eldo #060100

As usual there was a story: He let someone take it on a test drive and then it made a "funny noise".

I made him a lowball offer and he took it.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 25,624
Posted By Norton guy
Wards Riverside

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/hk87JABVjy-SMT46pUNR2BO923GBkvFAmI_3R5hVeis=w291-h193-p-no

Just sold this one on FleaBay, headed for Brazil of all places
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2,639
Views: 699,214
Posted By Norton guy
Wards

The 2 Montgomery Wards 'Giro bikes. (They followed me home so I had to keep them).



https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-NEA--QNt1yU/UEI9AjcZzsI/AAAAAAAAAmQ/8i2z1Yqfhpc/s720/DSC_0029.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-01-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 68,641
Posted By Norton guy
Stablemates

The The two Benelli / Montgomery Wards 'Giro bikes and the Norton are getting along quite well with the KTM thank you , and no I don't think they suck .:clap
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-20-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4,085
Views: 846,246
Posted By Norton guy
Bambi / KTM video

<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_TQMo7IU6-o" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="420"></iframe>

This guy is focused!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-20-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,428
Posted By Norton guy
street wheels

Woodys is a good source, I put a set of Aprilia tubeless rims on my 950:clap


http://www.woodyswheelworks.com/home.htm
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-21-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6,678
Views: 501,281
Posted By Norton guy
Trials

What time are you heading out?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-11-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6,678
Views: 501,281
Posted By Norton guy
Rossi

Thanks for the clip, the Doctor is just incredible! :eek1
Forum: Old's Cool 03-30-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8,548
Views: 3,467,253
Posted By Norton guy
John Renwick Vincent / Nitrous

Take a look at these old geezers, running a hyper modified Vincent on nitrous

<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NQIhqazUHg8" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315"...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8,548
Views: 3,467,253
Posted By Norton guy
<object style="height: 390px; width:...

<object style="height: 390px; width: 640px"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/vgDYG5VRTQk?version=3&feature=player_detailpage"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,806
Posted By Norton guy
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-QbUpvWfYl1Y/TpM...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-QbUpvWfYl1Y/TpM5NC3qWBI/AAAAAAAAA98/3ywWAGMKn9A/s640/Barber%2525202011079.jpg

Kevin Schwantz was there too. He won his races.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-11-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,806
Posted By Norton guy
Tom Fornier in the lead, not bad for a guy...

Tom Fornier in the lead, not bad for a guy missing a leg.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8,548
Views: 3,467,253
Posted By Norton guy
It followed me home, can I keep it??

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9Qf_p0DkhjU/Tn_WkuQtZ0I/AAAAAAAAAbU/pEuwBJA-Z-E/s720/Benelli005.jpg

Just picked up another EBay orphan, Montgomery Wards (Benelli) Riverside 250. Looked like the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,806
Posted By Norton guy
We supply leathers and gloves to Ryan and the...

We supply leathers and gloves to Ryan and the boys, he's seriously fast and a really nice kid. Shame they've had some trouble with the T140 but Keith knows what it takes to make a Triumph run hard,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-01-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,024
Posted By Norton guy
I did the cheap HID conversion in the stock...

I did the cheap HID conversion in the stock headlight and it is better than the stocker, but I when I hit the lottery I'll get the Euro light.

When the bulb is extended for "hi beam" it does move...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-23-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By Norton guy
auction VF1000R

Last bump before the auction this weekend
:norton
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-09-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By Norton guy
Estate Auction

Bumpity
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-02-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By Norton guy
auction VF1000R

Funny you grabbed the pic of the VFR1000R, I owned it for a while and sold it to Lynn, 120HP back in the 80's was pretty neat!:eek1
Heavy and hot like riding a 4 burner stove at low speeds...
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